It’s not too late to wish you all a happy new year, is it?! After our biggest production month EVER in December 2018, we’ve not given ourselves very much of a rest as we dive straight in to yet another exciting year for us here at Abbeydale.
Firstly, we are very pleased to announce that by the time you read this we will have brewed the first batch of our new lager, Heresy! Whether it will be the final recipe or if it will need a little more tweaking is yet to be discovered, but do keep a look out as we’ll be sure to keep you updated on our progress.
In terms of releases for this month, we’ve got the return of Doctor Morton’s Safety Beer. A 4.1% Australian hopped pale, this fruity and refreshing beer is one of our favourites within the series. You might notice that we’ve given the range a little bit of an artwork refresh to bring it more in keeping with our other beers… spot the cheeky little cameo of Doctor Morton himself!
We’ve got another returning beer this month which we are very excited to welcome back… it’s Brimstone! We know it’s been missed by many of you since we had to make the difficult decision to take it out of our core range due to difficulties in sourcing Amarillo, the key hop in this 3.9% American style take on the classic English bitter. Luckily, we’ve managed to get hold of just enough to bring Brimstone back as a seasonal special. So keep your eyes peeled for it as it won’t be around for long!
There’s an all new Voyager IPA (5.6%) on the horizon too, this time hopped with Simcoe, Vic Secret and Enigma. Expect strong, citrus aromas and an upfront bitterness balanced by a punchy fruit-driven flavour packed with notes of grapefruit and dried peaches.
And finally, we’ll be releasing our (at the time of writing, unnamed) collaboration with the absolutely superb Siren Craft Brew. We’ve got together to create a DDH Farmhouse IPA, focusing on the interaction and bio-transformation between Brettanomyces and hops, an area we haven’t looked at in detail before. A barrel fermented version is coming later in the year too.